Pediatric Psychology Lab

The Pediatric Psychology research program is broadly focused on quality of life issues, including neurocognitive functioning and psychosocial outcomes, in pediatric patients with chronic illness.

Current projects include:

  1. assessment of social functioning of survivors of pediatric cancer
  2. evaluation of computerized cognitive training programs in survivors of childhood cancer and children with sickle cell disease
  3. understanding the impact of childhood illness on caregivers
  4. assessment of psychosocial functioning in children with neurofibromatosis type 1

The collective goal of Dr. Bonner's research is to better understand potential barriers to adaptive functioning in children with medical illness, and ultimately work to improve quality of life among these individuals.

Current Lab Members:
Melanie Bonner, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Kristi Hardy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Tori Willard, M.A., Graduate Student
Taryn Allen, M.A., Graduate Student

Former Lab Members:
Katherine Hutchinson, Ph.D., Former graduate student